Originally Posted by gsdaheley
I bought a twin USB car charger (2A) from Halfords and a 2M Belkin micro USB from Halfords.
I was using phone as sat nav for a while when one day I noticed a plasticky burning smell. I noticed the charger and my phone were very hot. I pulled the cable out of the phone and as I did, the metal of the cable twisted through the rubber of the cable. I found I couldn't charge the phone with any charger and the port had blackened.
I sent charger back to Halfords and they are carrying out investigations. I sent the phone to Carphone Warehouse for repair under Manufacturer Warranty and am awaiting for them to diagnose the problem.
Has any one had a similar experience?
I am worried both Halfords and Carphone Warehouse will blame each other leaving me with a dud phone. Any advice?
Here are the links to the products I bought:
The assistant in store had a guess that possibly the wire was not rated for 2A? But I think he was reaching.
The stock charger is rated at 1.5 amps. Isn't 2 amps too high?
EDIT: I looked it up and it is a twin charger. The question is: do they put the full amps out a single port, or divide it in half, for twin 1 amp charges. I've seen chargers that do one or the other - depends on the design.
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